Cuba’s Fine Arts Museum to exhibit Japanese artist’s works

Cuba’s Fine Arts Museum to exhibit Japanese artist’s works
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7 November 2023
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Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts will exhibit the exhibition Fifty-three Seasons of Tōkaidō, by Japanese painter Andō Hiroshige (1797-1858), which will open on November 8.

The exhibition, which will be on display at the Universal Art Building, will offer visitors a journey through an important group of woodcuts printed between 1833 and 1834, during the artist’s first trip along the Tōkaidō route in 1832.

According to specialized critics, with these artistic reflections, Hiroshige placed the landscapes of his land and the art of engraving known as “ukiyo-e” in a position of merit.

These images are reproductions of the Fifty-three Seasons of Tōkaidō from the Hōeidō edition, taken over in 1968 by the Kyodo News Comprehensive News Agency Cooperative Kyodo News, on the occasion of the centenary of the Meiji era (1868-1912), according to the Facebook profile of the cultural institution.

The Meiji era covers the 45 years of the reign of Japanese Emperor Meiji, a period during which the country began its modernization and westernization, establishing itself as a world power. The name means “Era of rule worship.”

Thanks to the Embassy of Japan in Cuba, this commemorative series is preserved. The exhibition will open to public at 4:00 p.m., local time, and an hour before there will be a lecture on traditional Japanese painting in the building’s Hemicycle.

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